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Old 06-16-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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Yet again another ? about protein slime on top of water

Having been adding garlic extract to my food for my ich-ed fish, I am developing a huge amount of the "protein slime" on the surface of the water.

So my question is, what is the best way to get rid of it?

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Old 06-16-2004, 09:33 PM   #2
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I think a skimmer.
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Old 06-16-2004, 09:48 PM   #3
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try adjusting your skimmer if u have i if u dont i highly sugest that u get 1, face a power head to create a riple effect at the top of the water to take care of it or if all esle fails just scrap it off the top
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I'd say 1) a good skimmer 2) use minimal amounts of food additives (as your finding out they can quickly foul your tank) 3) 20-25% water change 4) aggitate the waters surface w/ a power head in order to keep the DOC's in the water column where a skimmer can take care of them.
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